Princess on the Brink (The Princess Diaries, #8)
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Princess on the Brink (The Princess Diaries #8)

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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  13,785 ratings  ·  320 reviews
HOW DO YOU SPELL PRINCESS? D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

At last, Mia is a junior. An upperclassperson. Free of her responsibilities as student body president. So why is it that everything is going so terribly wrong? What is she doing in Intro to Creative Writing? When she has made it through Algebra and Geometry, why must she be faced with Precalculus? And for the love of all that is Ge...more
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Published April 24th 2007 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published December 26th 2006)
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devra
i've been betrayed by meg cabot.
princess diaries 8 is so bad that i might have to give up my faith in the entire series.

to begin with, michael and mia broke up. which sucks, but was basically inevitable. what makes it betrayal is the WAY that they were broken up. the first major problem is that for the past few books, cabot has sort of drifted from the characterizations that made the first three installments such a guilty pleasure. now it's more of a pop-culture-driven, facile extrapolation of a...more
Kellee
Honestly I'm getting more and more disappointed with Meg Cabot. Her books are addictive but they are getting so sexual for a teen book that it kind of bothers me. Honestly 15 year old girls do NOT need to know how to make themselves orgasm in the shower. And while its great that she at least talks about safe sex, does she really need to talk about safe sex in every book? Its just frustrating to me as a mom. I dont want my girls reading about that kind of stuff until they are much older than the...more
Erin
This is a higher 3 star rating than past Princess Diaries books have received. I actually enjoyed this much more than any of its predecessors; I gave it the same number of stars as some of the others got simply because I'm trying to class up my ratings system. Books are gonna have to earn their stars from now on!

Well, Princess on the Brink is much more about Mia and Michael's relationship than many of the past books have been. Michael reveals that he is going on a very long trip to Japan in orde...more
Kim
Aug 24, 2007 Kim rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens
COME ON!!!!

DUDETTE!!

You are so...oblivious!!!

JESUS CHRIST!!

Can't YOU SEE??

Going to the stupid Beauty and the Beast musical, with J.P., no less is NOT gonna make things better!! It is TOTALLY gonna make things worst than it already is!!!!

Here are some examples:

Lilly will actually believe that you are lying, BECAUSE!!! Because you went out with J.P. AGAIN.

Lilly will tell Michael about you going out with J.P.!! Need I say more?

You are actually doing what your Grandmere wants you to do!! Which is go...more
Ariana
bad book she acts like this boy is her only life
hes not and lily is so rude
Devon
Jul 09, 2007 Devon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens(girls)
Shelves: alreadyread
I can't believe this book. Michael and Mia break up and Lilly and J.P. break up. But, I can understand why Mia breaks up w/ Michael. He didn't tell her that he had sex w/ Judith Greshner. EWWWW!!!!!! For God's Sake, Mia had a lot more better thigns than Judith. All Judith could do was clone fruit flies. Mia was a princess and loved Michael. But, I can't believe Michael went to Japan. I think Meg Cabot needs to write another book in the Princess Diaries Series so we can all find out what happens...more
Tatiana
am an adult but very fond of the Princess Diaries books. This is not my favorite book, simply because it is not as funny as the previous ones. But it is written about issues that interest me. After all, I've been a teenager myself. I thought it was wise of Meg Cabot to raise questions about intimacy issues betweet Mia and Michael. Every girl dating an older boy at some point has to face the same problem: should she DO IT with her more mature boy-friend even if she is not ready, or break up with...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Andie Z. for TeensReadToo.com

It's the beginning of Mia's junior year, but so far, things are not going as planned. For starters, Mia may have managed to pass Algebra and Geometry, but now she has to deal with Pre-Calculus. And she's also totally lost in Chemistry, even though she now has two lab partners instead of just one. Lilly has also decided to nominate Mia for student body president. Again. And even though Mia has tried to explain that she doesn't want it, as we all know, once...more
Lisa
This was probably my favourite of the first 8 books. I guess because the problems were starting to get more intense than previous books. In this book, Michael tells Mia that he's going to Japan for a year or more. Mia freaks out and wonders if she should finally have sex with him in a ploy to get him to stay. This leads to realistic problems.

Lilly is going out with J.P, who seems to have an interest in Mia. Grandmere is still crazy and Fat Louie is still fat.

Quite dramatic compared to the last...more
Lisa
I have enjoyed the series up until this point, and while I do plan to finish the series, I was slightly disappointed in this novel. I agree that breaking up Mia and Michael is probably for the best in terms of the whole overall story (though I am rooting for/hoping they reunite), I don't particularly care for the way Cabot decided to do it. I dislike the fact that she added a component to Michael's past that I feel is out of character from the way we've seen him so far, and I also think Mia hand...more
Shannon
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Marie
Mar 31, 2012 Marie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Princess, Romance, Teen Lovers
Recommended to Marie by: Disney (all their fault)
Well, I made the mistake of reading all the reviews for this book before I read the book. The only reason I regret doing that is that my opinions that I formed on this book were probably already prebiased as a result.

Well, they were all right. I can't help loving and hating this book. WARNING: DO NOT READ WHEN BUSY!!!!!! Not as enthralling as you might think, but still kind of hard to put down. Kind of.

For one thing, Mia was way too immature in this book. And stupid. And then I started hating Mi...more
Pamela S
There is something in this book that makes it different from the other books in this series, particularly as this book is directed for older readers. I am intrigued on the fact how Mia can be really smart at certain points, but became really immature,and stupid at certain times. I guess what you could pick out from this book is that, being smart doesn't mean the person will be emotionally mature.

But the thing that really touched me is that, how this book is so realistic (in a teenage fashion),...more
Xiao Yan
Mia had just entered her senior year of high school.However, things seem to go wrong. Her boyfriend suddenly announces that he is leaving for Japan in order to experiment on creating a robot. Mia is confused at why can't Michael stay and finds out that Michael is going to japan as a sort of getaway from "sex". Michael had wanted to make love with Mia but Mia insisted she wasn't ready yet.Mia then decides to do anything to keep Michael even giving up her virginity. But they end up breaking up wit...more
McKayla
Michael is moving to Japan!!! I needed to travel to my sixteen year old self to fully understand the devastation that Mia is going through. Yes having the one that you love move to the other side of the world is the end of the world. I get it. What I don't understand is her Grandmere. She has told Mia that being a princess is all about being kind to people. Um if I remember correctly I believe that Grandmere is not kind to most people. She is the most materialistic character that I have read abo...more
RiRi
The reason why I gave this one a 5star is that I could totally relate! About the "precious gift" and I think I would have done the same if I was in the same situation as her-except the JP part.
Karen
I think this is the first time I have ever been disappointed in Meg Cabot. I mean, I want to love this book because this is definitely one of my favorite series, but I just can't.

Mia just drove me insane the entire time. I want to feel bad for her, but, in all honesty, most, if not all, of her problems could have been avoided if she would just stop overreacting to EVERY LITTLE THING. I just, I just can't deal with Mia right now. My face was like this for almost the entire time I spent reading Pr...more
Bri
I loved this book! (view spoiler) Overall it was a good book. I could see the ending coming though... It was a pretty good ending though considering all the things that happened to Mia in this book. I can't believe Michael left- I though Mia would be able to stop him. I just knew that Judith Gershner would come up again in one of these final books though. I never liked her in the other books though so nothing changed in this book. I c...more
Zoha
She is getting way too whinny now. And stupid. She thinks too much and I liked her theorist until he ruined himself when he was the cause of why Mia did what she did. I get want to finish the series so I can say i read all of it and her conversation are tempting me so murder her. Yup
Lydia Smiley
i really enjoyed this book and Meg Cabot is one of my fav. authors. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is because it had things that wernt so good for me to be reading. I mean it wasn't appoprate for my age. Other than that it was a very good book.
Maria Gabriela
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Merilin
KÜLLI , KUI SA SEDA NÄED SIIS TEA , SA PEAD PRINTSESSI PÄEVIKUID LUGEM , AUSÕNA .

ou , my god . ma lihtsalt ei saa kui head need kaheksa osa on kokku olnud . Ma olin nagu nii õnnelik kui Mia ja Michael hakkasid käima , ja et Mia oli õnnelik janii . ja siis ma lugesin ja sain teada , et Michael läheb aastaks või rohkemaks JAAPANISSE , ma pidin kreepsud saama nagu ausõna, ja siis nad läkid veel nii räigelt tülli ka , eriti veel siis kui Michael nägi kuidas Mia ja J.P musi tegid kui Michael tahtis j...more
Andie Z
Reviewed for TeensReadToo

It's the beginning of Mia's junior year, but so far, things are not going as planned. For starters, Mia may have managed to pass Algebra and Geometry, but now she has to deal with Pre-Calculus. And she's also totally lost in Chemistry, even though she now has two lab partners instead of just one. Lilly has also decided to nominate Mia for student body president. Again. And even though Mia has tried to explain that she doesn't want it, as we all know, once Lilly's mind is...more
Teresa Gibson
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Brandi Streeval
my mom bought me this book when it first came out, in this book Mia is in her junior year of high school, in this book she is finally ready to take on life and junior year, but like usual Mia's life can never be that easy and simple, in this book her boyfriend Michael hurts her so bad by telling her something so sad and heartbreaking he is going to be going to japan to develop a robotic arm surgical for surgery that may save the lives of alot of people, and he tells her he will be gone for a yea...more
Kimberly
Sep 19, 2011 Kimberly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE FRUSTRATED WITH MIA BUT STILL WANTS A GOOD BOOK
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Alicia
Mia finds out that Michael is going to Japan for a year or more. Enter emotional drama. Mia thinks she can find a way to talk him into staying, but she feels sick at the thought. More drama and lots of exclamation points ensue.

Blah. Blah.

The only reason I'm reading these books is because I'm almost done. They're short and brainless reads. I can read a book in a few hours. It's not that much of a sacrifice, but it kinda feels like eating brussels sprouts to me. I just chew and swallow and try n...more
Manoja K.
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Laura Martinelli
If it wasn’t for the last fifteen pages of this book, I would have probably stopped reading the series as a whole. One of the things that I love about the first few books is that Mia is such a relatable character, and that’s why you want to keep rooting for her. By the time you get to book eight, though, she’s started to become more self-centered and whiny, and it really shows in this. The fact that her first reaction to learning about Michael’s leaving is “OMG YOU HATE ME DON’T YOU??” instead o...more
Abby
Okay, I'll admit that books four, five, and six lost a bit of the charm for me. It seemed like we weren't seeing ANY development in Mia. she was still the selfish and naïve girl we've being seeing since the beginning of this series. That being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed them (I just found myself wanting to shake Mia a bit more than normal). But the important thing is that the slight dip in enjoyment didn't make me want to stop reading the series (not even close). I still loved reading abou...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun...more
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“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."
I really hate this expression. I bet fish would totally want bicycles.”
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“anybody can be a princess. all you have todo is have the right parents. it's no harder than being born Paris Hilton, for God's sake.

at least you remember to put on underwear in the morning, i'm assuming”
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